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Lars Hanson was the founder of Walnut Grove, the first person people ask when they need a job or to sell their farms. He was also a town elder.He was a good friend of Charles, Dr Baker, Rev Alden, and Nels. When the Ingalls, Garveys, and Olesons return to Walnut Grove they find a ghost town. Lars is ill and tells Charles the town can't be saved. But with everyone's help it's returned it to its former glory. Lars died months later happy. Played by Karl Swenson (23 Jul 1908 – 08 Oct 1978)

**Almanzo's sister~ Eliza Jane Wilder, teacher**

Everyone looks happy..especially Mr. Hanson! LOL

Young Charles & Caroline

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Dabbs Greer (Reverand Robert Alden) Best remembered as Reverend Alden on 'Little House,' Robert William 'Dabbs' Greer was a ubiquitous supporting cast member on the small screen though he was later typecast as a minister, performing marriages on 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' and 'The Brady Bunch,' and healing the cast of 'Picket Fences.' Most recently, in 1999, he appeared in 'Green Mile' as the older version of Tom Hanks. He died in 2007, having suffered from a kidney and heart ailment.

Isaiah Edwards, Laura's beloved "Mr Edwards" was a Mountain man who first met the Ingalls family while they were living on the open prairies of Kansas and later settled in Walnut Grove Edwards was a good man but troubled. he had many bouts with alcoholism, loss of faith, and depression due to past personal tragedies. He was known to get into brawls and gamble. But remained a good and faithful friend to the Ingalls' family. Played by Victor French (December 4, 1934 – June 15, 1989)

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Plum Creek is originally where the Ingalls family resided. This was were Grace was born. Their farm and barn were also located there. A small creek, or stream rather was not far away from the house and barn, they bought the property from Lars Hanson. Years later, the Carter family: John and Sarah and their two sons Jeb and Jason moved into the little house.

Little House On The Prairie Adam Kendall, Mary | Melissa Sue Anderson and Charles Ingalls "Little House on the Prairie"

Walnut grove early pictures

Melissa Sue Anderson in Little House on the Prairie

Merlin Olsen (Jonathan Garvey) Merlin Olsen is famous for being a fearless NFL player with the L.A. Rams until 1976, which earned him a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982. After his football career, he went on to play farmer Jonathan Garvey on 'Little House' and then went on to star in NBC's short-lived series 'Father Murphy' in the early '80s, in which he played a traveling priest. In 2009, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma and. Olsen passed away in 2010 at the age of 69.

Little House on the Prairie show the later years...started September 11, 1974, and ended on May 10, 1982. During the 1982-83 television season, with the departure of Michael Landon and Karen Grassle, the series was broadcast with the new title Little House: A New Beginning.

Adam and Mary's wedding (Little House on the Prairie) Did you know that less than 3% of this show is actually fact?

Mary Ingalls blindness: Study reveals Little House on the Prairie ...

Allison Balson played Nancy Oleson on Little House On the Prairie

TV's Laura Ingalls and Nellie Oleson were rivals, but Melissa Gilbert and Alison Arngrim were the best of friends while filming "Little House on the Prairie."

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Rev Robert Alden is the Minister at the Walnut Grove Church Throughout the series run, Alden is shown as a loving, caring man who faithfully ministers to Walnut Grove Township. He has a particularly close relationship with the Ingalls family, and is also shown to be good friends with Doc Baker and Nels Oleson.. .Played by Robert William "Dabbs" Greer (April 2, 1917 – April 28, 2007)

Melissa Gilbert as laura ingalls wilder